Walking to the Pond some days ago, I noticed two telephone poles wired together as though one were bracing the other. While the two poles seemed to be supporting one another, sharing the load, they were held close by what seemed to be slim wire. Now, I'm willing to assume that those who propped these two together knew more about what they were doing than I do. Still, it was sobering to see the slightest of wires holding these poles.
Which leads me to this: How should we measure the effectiveness of what binds us together? Judging by these poles and this wire, it's not how thick or strong it looks. It must be something deeper, something that is perhaps harder to see? I notice that the wire in this image looks relaxed, as though it's not supporting anything. Perhaps it's not. Perhaps there's something else unseen that is holding things together, here and in other situations. I might suggest that there is a way in which what we see is simply a piece of some larger, more complex puzzle. And we make assumptions about how things work, or what is holding telephone poles together, based only on what our limited eyes or brains or hearts can see.
So maybe there's less going on here than I think, rather than more? Something to ponder.